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Andrew
Russell
College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology

Andrew L. Russell is an assistant professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 2007 he completed a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology from The Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation was titled "'Industrial Legislatures': Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions." He has published articles and book chapters on the history of the Internet, telecommunications standards, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He is working on two book projects. The first is a study of the history of communication networks from the vantage point of standardization. The second, in its early stages, explores how modular principles moved from their origins in the realm of architecture and became adopted by professionals in a variety of fields, including computer science, economics, organizational science, and beyond.

Andrew has a B.A. in History from Vassar College and an M.A. in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before entering graduate school, he worked for two years in the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2007-2008 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

Joris
Van Zundert
Computational & Digital Humanities
Researcher
Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

History of computers and software, interaction between computing/software and the humanities and society. Intellectual history connected to technological development. Epistemology & philosophy regarding computation and digital technology.

Julie
Cohn
History of Technology, Energy History, Electric Power Systems, Environmental History
Research Historian
University of Houston

I have participated in past SIGCIS conferences, presented at one, am on the SIGCIS listserv, and would like to be able to log into the SIGCIS website. Not sure why I am not currently able to, but want to try again!

I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Houston on the development of the North American Power grid. One section of the dissertation addresses the use of both analog and digital computing for power system control. I have an interest in the longer history of the use of computing and calculating machines in the electric power industry and presented on this topic at the SIGCIS meeting in 2013. I am currently affiliated with the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. Thank you.

Brent
Strang
Media Materiality
Ph.D. Candidate, Cultural Studies of Media
Stony Brook University

Remote controls, game controllers, computer mice, home entertainment zone, televisuality, media archaeology, interaction design, new materialism.

Marcelo
Vianna
Computers
PhD Student
PUCRS - Program of Post-Graduation in History

Technopolitics, formation of IT field, social history of computers.

Mike
Humphries
Software
Co-Chair
Software Industry SIG, Computer History Museum

Software and the history of both the business and technology developments that occurred at the businesses and institutions that made it possible. Gathering, preserving and communicating that history to anyone interested.

Gustav
Sjöblom
History of information technology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Chalmers University of Technology

My work in the history of computing and information technology falls into three major themes:

- The diffusion of IT innovations: focusing on software (knowledge and networks) rather than hardware (artefacts) I analyze the diffusion of IT innovations in Swedish private business, primarily in the mainframe era up to c. 1980. The innovations I have studied include digital computing for technical computation; materials- and production planning; numerical control and industrial automation; and management control. I am especially interested in interpersonal and interorganizational networks, discourses of technology, and intermediaries of knowledge diffusion such as industry organizations and research institutes.

- IT use and changing practices and discourses of management in big business: in an ongoing in-depth study of the use of various forms of computer technology at the electrical engineering firm Asea between 1950 and 1976, I analyze from an actor-perspective the interrelation between changes in information technology use and discourses and practices of management, with separate studies of the use of technical computation, administrative data processing, numerical control and automation, production and inventory control, and logistics, as well as the development of products and services containing computer technology, notably process control systems and robotics.

- IT-based, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship: the historical development of Swedish management consulting, IT consulting, outsourcing, and internet advertising. Using the framework of knowledge work proposed by Mats Alvesson together with product life-cycle analysis, entrepreneurship theory and industrial dynamics, I analyze the entrepreneurship and management in these industries in relation to technical and social change. In particular, I am about to conclude a two-year project on entrepreneurship in digital advertising, a remarkable Swedish creative success story.

Vishwas
Rudramurthy
Cyber Security, Information Security
Assistant Professor

Cyber Security, Information Security

Sharon
Irish
architectural history
Project Coordinator & Adjunct Lecturer, Center for Digital Inclusion; Co-Facilitator, FemTechNet
University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign

cybernetics in Britain; community participation and ICTs; digital humanities

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methews
seo
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soe

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Joy
Rankin
History of Computing
Graduate Student
Yale University

Joy studies the history of digital technologies, primarily the history of computing, focusing on the post-World War II era in the United States. Her dissertation examines how 1960s and 1970s users of time-sharing systems experienced individualized, interactive computing, balancing a study of user experiences with an analysis of the technologies that enabled those experiences. Her work addresses the multiple contexts in which personal computing arose, as well as business history, gender and technology, and computing and the human experience. Joy is also interested in the history of biotechnology, math and science education, science and technology policy, and maps of all kinds. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she double-majored in mathematics and history. After college, Joy enjoyed a successful career launching educational programs ranging from an online ESL website to online Advanced Placement courses for high school students, a career that brought her from Boston to Portland, Oregon to Durham, North Carolina and Geneva, Switzerland. Joy attained her master’s degree at Duke University, concentrating in the history and sociology of science.

Ramesh
Subramanian
History of Information, Communication, and Telecommunicatoins Systems
Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems
Quinnipiac University

Subramanian’s current research interests include Information Systems Security, History of Technology, ICT4D, Technology and Privacy Policy. At Yale ISP, he will continue his research and lead sessions in these topics. Subramanian’s articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the European Business Review, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, International Journal of E-Business Research, Information Systems Education Journal, and Communications of the International Information Management Association, and as chapters in scholarly books. Published books include: "Access to Knowledge in India: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development." Forthcoming (Dec 2011), Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, London, UK; "The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social and Cultural Perspectives." (2011), New York University Press, NY; "Computer Security, Privacy and Politics: Current Issues, Challenges and Solutions" (2008) IRM Press; "Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology" (2005), IDEA Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. In 2008-2009, Subramanian was awarded a Fulbright Senior Researcher grant to study the effects and consequences of Internet spread in rural India.
Prior to joining Quinnipiac University, Subramanian worked at IBM Advanced Technology Lab as Senior Software Engineer. He was the project lead for the development of a new-generation collaboration tool, which has since become the IBM Community Tools Suite. He was also the project lead for the development of an intra-company P2P resource sharing prototype code-named “Mesh,” and holds two U.S. patents in these areas. Prior to IBM, Subramanian has held the following positions: Associate Professor of MIS (tenured), College of Business and Public Policy, University of Alaska, Anchorage; Instructor of Computer Science, Rutgers University, NJ; Member of the Technical Staff (MTS), Database Research District, Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ; Consultant, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Consultant, British Petroleum Exploration, Anchorage, Alaska.

Fabio
Gadducci
history of computing
Associate Professor
Dpt. of Computer Science, University of Pisa
James
Hodges
Media studies
PhD student
Rutgers University

Media preservation, software studies, sound studies, game studies. I learned about SIGCIS while attending SHOT 2014 in Michigan.

William
Anderson
Web and Software Development/Management

Human interactions with computers in context of social and cultural constructs. Computer history, Web/Internet History, Software History.

Discovered SIGCIS when i was followed by the twitter account.
Find me at @thewaanderson

Thomas
Misa
history of technology
Director, Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota

I am a historian specializing in the interactions of technology and modern culture. My undergraduate degree is from M.I.T. (1981) and my Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania (1987). While at Illinois Institute of Technology (1987-2005), I was active in the international Tensions of Europe network and several collaborative research and book projects. I am now director of the Charles Babbage Institute, holding the ERA Land-Grant Chair in History of Technology with a faculty appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and teaching in the Program for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine. Research projects at CBI are presently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratories. I am on the lookout for book projects in the history of computing for possible publication with MIT Press and ACM Books.

Xiaochang
Li
Media History
PhD Candidate
New York University

I am a PhD Candidate in the department of media, culture, and communications at NYU, and am working on a dissertation examining the history of predictive text systems in computing. I heard about SIGCIS from a colleague of mine in the department.

Marko
Milutinovic
Collecting and restorating/repairing digital computers

Photography, Music production, Guitar playing, Computers, Electronics etc, Computer history, Vintage computers.
I'm an freelance IT technician, I don't have any formal education. I was born, and live in Serbia. My primary interest regarding historical computers are computers that were built in Yugoslavia. I made a contacts here and there, and I'm currently working on a movie about this failed industry that had great potential. I found out about SIGCIS from reddit.

Brent
Jesiek
Historical and social studies of computing and engineering
Associate Professor, Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Dr. Jesiek's research interests are focused on the epistemological, social, and historical dimensions of engineering and computing, with particular emphasis on subjects related to engineering education, electrical and computer engineering, and educational technology. He also maintains active research interests related to the global and ethical dimensions of engineering education and practice.